Festival of Trees

The most anticipated Holiday Party of the year, the 25th Annual Festival of Trees Gala, returns to the Gateway Center on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

Joyously celebrate the holidays by joining us at the 25th Anniversary of the Festival of Trees held at the Collinsville Gateway Center. The 40,000 square foot event space transforms into a holiday winter wonderland with beautifully decorated live trees, gorgeous wreaths, and unique home décor. These extraordinary masterpieces are sold by silent auction with the grand prize tree being sold by a raffle. Holiday magic abounds thanks to a generous community.

Guests enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and live entertainment by the Diamond Empire Band. Tickets can be obtained through one of the sponsorship opportunities listed in this brochure or online

This spectacular event is an excellent opportunity to showcase your business, school, or organization. Please join us at the 2018 Festival of Trees and help make a difference in this community while we celebrate the spirit of this holiday tradition.

This year’s recipient is The Collinsville Junior Service Club: A philanthropic organization providing women an opportunity to make a difference in this community by enriching the lives of others. The Club plans social events and organizes fundraisers so that members of the community can gather together and have fun raising money to directly support those in need. One of our most fulfilling projects allows us to provide food baskets, clothes, and toys to approximately 50 needy children and families in the Collinsville Unit #10 School District at Christmas. The Club also provides college scholarships to young ladies in need as well as providing support to various clubs and organizations at the local schools and in our community.

Interested in participating and having a tree or wreath? Fill out the form inside the Festival of Trees Brochure or please contact:Renee White at 618-830-8534 or reneemariewhite@gmail.com Barb Kusmierczak at 618-910-1646 Sandy Smith at 618-406-5305

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What is the Festival of Trees?  Since 1993, Gateway Center's Board of Directors has given local not-for-profit organizations the opportunity to raise funds for ongoing and new community based projects through the Festival Of Trees events. Festival Of Trees guests will enjoy unlimited food and drinks as they stroll the 40,000 square feet of space filled with holiday decor, one-of-a-kind trees, gorgeous wreaths and table centerpieces, and tablescapes suitable for any special gathering.  A secret panel of judges will choose their favorite trees. Be sure to bring cash, credit card, or checkbook to bid on your favorite tree, wreath, tablescape, or try your luck at the 50/50 Raffle. Invitations are required and tickets and sponsorships are limited. So, sign up today!  Please contact Jeff Foster at Gateway Center at (618) 345-8998 or JFoster@gatewaycenter.com

Bidding on Trees
Sponsors can sponsor tablescapes, wreaths, and trees